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Batman: The Ride Coming Soon

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | May 14, 2015

Batman: The Ride Coming Soon

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There are several marquee roller coasters that will be opening this season, but one garnering plenty of attention is Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas.

According to Jerrod Kingery of, he was given early-morning access to the attraction and the chance to ride to the park’s newest roller coaster as it is tentatively scheduled to open to the public on May 23.

Batman: The Ride is the world’s first 4D free spin roller coaster. Using giant onboard magnets to power the five trains and launch the eight riders per train around the track, the attraction is like nothing amusement park visitors have ever seen before.

This is the second generation version of the original Batman: The Ride that opened in 1992.

With their feet dangling freely below rows of free-floating seats, ridersare flipped in 360-degree rotations as the ride makes its way along the track. The result is constant movement and disorientation.

Theme Park Review posted a great video of the roller coaster in action:

The ride starts with the trains being lifted via an elevator to the top of a 120-foot tall hill, whereupon visitors are instantly thrown into chaos as they face the other passengers in the opposing cars while constantly spinning head-over heels.

Add in two drops of over 90 degrees, and there is no doubt this is a one-of-a-kind ride.

The excitement surrounding the new Batman: The Ride among hardcore roller coaster enthusiasts has been growing for weeks, and the feedback thus far adds even more intrigue and anticipation for those ready to climb aboard.

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